Mac Operating Temps
December 13, 2004 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Mac operating temps...MI

We have an older IMac that is in a breezeway that's not heated. As it's getting colder, I'm somewhat concerned. Should this machine be given a warm, coozy spot inside?
posted by damnitkage to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
From this PDF, the operating tempurature range of an iMac is 10° to 35° celsius.
posted by tomierna at 8:12 AM on December 13, 2004

Response by poster: Oh. Shit. Thanks.
posted by damnitkage at 8:47 AM on December 13, 2004

FWIW, I've kept my snow iMac in my sometimes unheated house for several winters where the temps dropped into the low 40's and have not had a problem with it at all.
posted by jessamyn at 9:06 AM on December 13, 2004

I would think that barring a DRASTIC temperature drop (and by drastic, I mean lower than most indoor places get), your computer would actually benefit from lower temps.
posted by mkultra at 9:27 AM on December 13, 2004

This is definitely true with my Titanium PowerBook. These things have easily triggered fans. Working indoors, the fan is on far more than I would like. If I take it out on the porch on a coolish day, however, the fan hardly starts up.
posted by glyphlet at 10:55 AM on December 13, 2004

your computer is constantly making heat inside that lovely iMac case, so keeping it in a cooler room will probably make it happier.
posted by sluggo at 11:52 AM on December 13, 2004

The machine will love the cold! It generates heat!!
posted by daveirl at 12:51 PM on December 13, 2004

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